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  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99

    Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America' is a short biography aimed at a general audience, but because of its short length, it will also be suitable for use on college courses in American history. The biography concentrates on Lincoln's years as president, with particular emphasis upon his role in determining the course and outcome of the Civil War. more...

  • Mary Lincolnby Stacy Pratt McDermott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    One of America?s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm through which we can understand the complex and dramatic... more...

  • Spring 1865by Perry D. Jamieson

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 34.95

    ?In vigorous prose Perry Jamieson narrates the military campaigns of the Civil War?s final months on the two principal fronts in the Carolinas and Virginia. This book?s clarity of organization and accuracy of description, coupled with interpretive insights, enable the reader to grasp both the details and the larger picture of the war?s end.??James... more...

  • The Life of Abraham Lincolnby Henry Ketcham

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise to prominence. more...

  • Hospital Sketchesby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...

  • Life in Dixie During the War 1861-1865by Mary A. H. Gay

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like to actually live through this tumultuous period in American history. According to some, this... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...

  • Civil War Washingtonby Susan C. Lawrence

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    While it is impossible to re-create the tumultuous Washington DC of the Civil War, Civil War Washington sets out to examine the nation?s capital during the Civil War along with the digital platform ( civilwardc.org ) that reimagines it during those turbulent years. Among the many topics covered in the volume is the federal government?s experiment... more...

  • The 21st North Carolina Infantryby Lee W. Sherrill Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The 21st North Carolina Troops (11th North Carolina Volunteers) was one of only two Tar Heel Confederate regiments that in 1865 could boast "From Manassas to Appomattox." The 21st North Carolina was the only North Carolina regiment with Stonewall Jackson during his 1862 Valley Campaign and remained with the same division throughout the war.... more...

  • Abe & Fidoby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Matthew Algeo is the author of Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure , The President Is a Sick Man , Pedestrianism , and Last Team Standing . An award-winning journalist, he has reported from three continents for public radio's All Things Considered , Marketplace , and Morning Edition . He lives in Washington, DC. more...